Radar is Loughborough University’s contemporary arts programme, enabling creative exploration and furthering critical debate through commissions, films and conversation.
The University is the largest single site campus in the country and as such offers artists a rich source of material and knowledge to inform and develop their practice. With each programme artists are invited to tap into this resource, whether that be through a dialogue that informs the conceptual framework or through utilising the technical and production facilities available. This process of interaction between artist and academic and artist and university is central to the programme. While the artistic outputs are not confined to one space, or to the campus, the relationship to the context is fixed, providing a bond between the divergent responses.
The artistic outputs are also used to engender further debate and exploration of the ideas contained within the work. The art works are used to initiate conversations between different disciplines, not only artist and academic but academic and academic and student and academic further encouraging a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and skills.
Gallery, Campaign or initiative
Arts Center, Loughborough University